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By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

PCB NGO Delegates represent the perspectives of civil society, including people living with HIV, within UNAIDS policies and programming. NGO delegates actively seek input from their respective communities on key issues related to UNAIDS policies and programs, and advocate with members states (governments) and cosponsoring organisations (the United Nations organisations that make up the UNAIDS 'family') for meaningful improvements in the implementation and evaluation of AIDS policies and programmes.

By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

Here is the latest ConStellation magazine. More than 80 interviews have been done in the sex industry, months of research before printing this really really amazing issue!
As you'll see, the articles are not all online, they have been censured for the general public. But the publishers will send you a PDF version of it with all the texts included, if you ask them directly. Read English version here.

By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

Dear Friends,
ISHR has just re-edited its Simple Guide to the Treaty Bodies. The updated edition can be downloaded here.
The Simple Guide aims to provide human rights defenders and their organisations with a broad overview of the UN human rights treaty body system and its functions in order to support their effective engagement with the treaty bodies in their own work.

By Aliya on Jun 19th, 2009

Macedonian group of sex workers STAR has developed the 6th issue of their community newsletter. In this issue: a story of a prostitute, sex work and economic crisis, peer-training in Skopje, basic human rights, and more! Download Issue 6 in Macedonian here. Download previous Issue here.

By Aliya on May 19th, 2009

В этом выпуске новостей мы предлагаем вашему вниманию репортаж об очень интересном событии, которое, возможно, не связано напрямую с секс работой, но тем не менее является очень поучительным. Намита из Бангалора расскажет о событиях вокруг необычной кампании, нацеленной на консервативных политиков и их неуместной ярости по поводу женщин, посещающих бары.

By Aliya on May 19th, 2009

Продлены сроки подачи заявок!
С 31 мая по 7 июня в Сан-Франциско пройдет 5-ый фестиваль Искусства, Музыки и Кино секс-работников. В этом году в фокусе внимания мужчины секс-работники. Организаторы фестиваля надеются, что им удастся создать благоприятную атмосферу, способствующую объединению мужчин секс-работников в борьбе за свои права. О возможностях волнтерства здесь:
http://www.sexworkerfest.com/swfest2009/volunteer.html Программа фестиваля размещена по адресу:: http://www.sexworkersfest.com

By Aliya on May 19th, 2009

"Signing this petition will help sex workers in Arizona, in the United States. Sheriff Joe has been awful to sex workers. He says it is OK for cops to have sex with sex workers then arrest them, because the cops are protecting the wives of business men who are seeing the sex workers on lunch break. With his influence, the Arizona legislation mandated 15 days jail time for first arrest for prostitution, no diversion, and the 4th arrest is a felony with two years prison". To sign the petition go to this website here.

By Aliya on May 13th, 2009

Информационное агентство Интер пресс сервис
Кейптаун, 7-ое марта, 2009 - Ступени Высокого суда Кейптауна видали многое, но 6 марта здесь впервые с требованиями изменения законодательства выступили секс-работники. Двадцать демонстрантов – в основном женщины – держали плакаты и транспаранты; некоторые скрывали лица под масками. Демонстранты требовали соблюдения прав человека для всех и прекращения насилия со стороны полиции. Ранее тем же днем женщина средних лет принесла плакат с лозунгом «Проституция разрушает брак» Подробнее на англ.

By Aliya on Mar 29th, 2009

Every sex worker is a human rights defender – that was the conclusion of The First African Sex Worker conference which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 3-5 February, 2009 with more then 150 particpants, including sex workers, activits and representatives from national and international NGO and Development Agencies.

By Aliya on Mar 29th, 2009

In February 2009 SWAN coordinator, Aliya Rakhmetova, took part in an Information Activism Camp in Bangalore, India. Read her short report on the event:

The camp brought together 150 activists and IT specialists from different countries, backgrounds and ages. Women rights advocates, advocates for political rights and freedoms, sex worker activists, environment protection advocates, HIV+ community, video activists, bloggers, journalists and representatives of many other spheres believed that successful ideas can cross borders and be utilized in various contexts and that information technology can do miracles in faster organizing and implementing your campaigns and mobilizing a wider support, local and international. It was amazing and inspiring to learn how many great ideas people generate and how much success depends on the way you package and distribute your message and information!

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